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#1 OFFLINE   nicgrazi

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:19 PM

I sit here in my usual spot as I play on my laptop and look down at Porsche's lonely, empty bed. Its an old, worn out bed, but defiantly a loved bed. It was my mom's IG's (Tippy) bed before he passed away and Porsche claimed it as soon as he was gone. My mom had bought her a new pink ducky bed to fill the inside of the old bed where there was no more fleece left, and she loved it. Where ever Porsche went, whether on road trips with me to go visit my husband/her daddy, or to go down the road to Grandma's house, her bed went with. It would sit in the front seat, inside a basket so I could buckle her in and as soon as we got to our destination, it came inside. She would sit on that bed all day long as long as I was in her sights... Since the day she was 8 weeks old and I was 12 years old, and I picked her out of her crate at the airport, she never left my side. She became my best friend. I was the youngest of two and the only girl in the neighborhood, so Porsche did everything with me. I couldn't even take a shower unless she was in there on a wash rag. It drove my parents crazy when I had to go somewhere and leave her behind because she would cry none stop till I was back with her. It was no little whimper, it was full blown bloody murder, WHERE IS MY MOMMY cries. As soon as I got back inside so she could see me, she would start to howl and bark and be so excited to see me again. I use to howl with her to see how long she would go and she would do it as long as I would howl with her. Years later I joined the Military and got shipped off to Basic for three months. It was a hard time for both my mom and Porsche. She thought I had abandoned her, but my mom was always there for her. Porsche to my mom was an extension of me, which was good because it was a hard time for my mom while I was gone. I think during that time my mom and Porsche really bonded, Grandma and grand-daughter. When I moved away for awhile, I think my mom was more heart broke that I took Porsche away from her then me leaving, lol. Porsche touched everyone's heart, she was the cutest and sweetest little dog. I was an animal lover so I brought home lots of them and everyone Porsche would try to nurse all of them, cats, squirrels, goats, anything that needed loving. She never had puppies but was a mother to a lot of animals... I look at her empty bed and am thankful God took her when he did. At 6 o'clock yesterday, my mom came home and we talked to Porsche, held her, loved her, and let her know everything was ok. She watched us, and it was like she knew she could go now, she was happy, she had her mom and Grandma with her. At 8:30 I was getting ready to go to work and I walked over to tell her bye, and she looked at me, and took her last breath. I picked her up and held her for awhile. My mom and I buried her next to Tippy, she was in her favorite pink shirt that said Porsche on the bottom of it, wrapped up in her finding nemo blanket, three of her favorite toys, and her daddy had giving her a Greenie when he was visiting and she never ate it so we put it with her. Today my mom and I are going to get some flowers to put on her grave...
The hardest part of her gone will be coming home to no howling welcomes, no one to follow me around everywhere I go, no one to hog the bed with at night, no one to take road trips with, and a lonely pink duck bed... I will miss my shadow, she was my best friend for 11 years. Good bye Porsche, I will see you on the other side my friend...

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Everyone loved Tippys bed
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Porsche was the only dog at my Basic Graduation to have her own Drill SGT hat
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Me and Porsche back in 2001
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Porsche and I when I moved to Georgia, my co-pilot

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#2 OFFLINE   nicgrazi

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:21 PM

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Her bed, just waiting for her to come lay in it
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Good-bye Porsche, I will miss you always till we meet again

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My Porsche, Dec 22 1998-April 7 2010


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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:33 PM

What a beautiful tribute it really tells her story and what she meant to you thankyou for sharing her with us give_heart.gif

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:48 PM

I am sobbing as I read your goodbye to such a beautiful little girl. It makes my heart ache for you and it makes me think about my own lost IG, Tara. Thank you for sharing your memories of her life with you. She was a special girl and you were both so fortunate to have one another. I hope I don't upset you by suggesting this, but it is never to soon to look for another IG to love. I know that in the weeks after Tara's death, I did nothing but sob. I was inconsolable and bringing Allie home in no way replaced Tara. I still grieved her loss, but little Allie simply gave me something positive to focus upon. You clearly have so much love to share. I thought about you a lot today and I sure hope you'll keep us posted on how you're doing. We're here to listen and offer words of support as you grieve your beautiful Porsche.
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#5 OFFLINE   TinyTaf

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:26 PM

What a loving memorial for your beautiful girl. I cried reading it. Isn't it amazing how one sweet little girl can bring such happiness to your life? She will be in your heart always. Rest in peace sweet little Porsche.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

Thank you for sharing Porsche with us!!

Your loss is heavy on my heart right now.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:03 PM

Nicole, that is such a wonderful tribute to Porsche! The two of you shared such a special bond. I hope that the pain will start to subside and soon you'll be able to think of your sweet girl with a smile.
It brought back a lot of memories for me. I grew up with my sweet little Manchester Terrier Baby. We were a team just like you and Porsche. She was my sister and best friend.
Run free sweet girl, Porsche!

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:59 PM

QUOTE (alliesmom @ Apr 8 2010, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am sobbing as I read your goodbye to such a beautiful little girl. It makes my heart ache for you and it makes me think about my own lost IG, Tara. Thank you for sharing your memories of her life with you. She was a special girl and you were both so fortunate to have one another. I hope I don't upset you by suggesting this, but it is never to soon to look for another IG to love. I know that in the weeks after Tara's death, I did nothing but sob. I was inconsolable and bringing Allie home in no way replaced Tara. I still grieved her loss, but little Allie simply gave me something positive to focus upon. You clearly have so much love to share. I thought about you a lot today and I sure hope you'll keep us posted on how you're doing. We're here to listen and offer words of support as you grieve your beautiful Porsche.


Thank you for your suggestion, and I did think about getting another one. I really love IGs and if it was up to me I would get another one to help me, but my husband is wanting to go active in the military. Which means moving into base houses and you are only allowed two animals, and I have two Boxers right now so Im full resent.gif . But maybe I can talk my hubby into one because with him gone all the time, Porsche was my support team and without both of them, its pretty lonely... So I will see how everything goes, keep your fingers cross, maybe I can sweet talk him into one wub.gif

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:24 PM

Nicole, your tribute for Porsche was wonderful. You two shared such a great life together from childhood to adulthood. Remember all the wonderful times together and look often at your pictures of her it will help ease the pain. And remember your family here at IGW are here for you if you need us. flower.gif

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 06:41 PM

A lovely tribute, a very loved girl, and an empty space she's left. All my heart felt comfort to you in the coming weeks. Rest in painfree peace Porsche.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories with Porsche. She meant a lot to you. Those pictures tell me how much she and you were happy together! Although I have never experienced my pet's loss,now I sure think of how everyday life with mine now will mean to me one of the those days later. I hope you will be able to have another IG soon so that you will be able to pour your beautiful love on behalf of Porsche.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:43 PM

I am so sorry, Nicole. Your pictures are beautiful of her, she was so pretty. You look like you were made for each other, and
love like that is very special. You were both blessed to have had each other in your lives...
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:31 PM

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I'll have you know your story had me crying my eyes out. I had to stop reading it 3 times to compose myself. It is a beautiful tribute. I loved your pictures and seeing what a wonderful life and relationship you had with your beautiful little girl. It makes my heart bleed to imagine how tough this time is for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:02 PM

This made me cry also. Beautiful tribute. She sure was special and beautiful. You gave her the best life she could have =)
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 04:19 AM

QUOTE (nicgrazi @ Apr 8 2010, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you for your suggestion, and I did think about getting another one. I really love IGs and if it was up to me I would get another one to help me, but my husband is wanting to go active in the military. Which means moving into base houses and you are only allowed two animals, and I have two Boxers right now so Im full resent.gif . But maybe I can talk my hubby into one because with him gone all the time, Porsche was my support team and without both of them, its pretty lonely... So I will see how everything goes, keep your fingers cross, maybe I can sweet talk him into one wub.gif

My fingers are crossed for you, Nicole. I'm thinking of you and praying for you during this hard time.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:07 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds to me like she had control over her own passing and I hope that brings you comfort. It is heartbreaking to think of the empty space you have in your heart now.
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 09:31 AM

Beautiful beautiful tribute to a wonderful friend. Take care of yourself. beatingheart.gif

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 04:59 PM

What a beautiful tribute to Porsche. And, what a special relationship. Our hearts are with you.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 07:36 PM

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Porsche with us, Nicole. I need a tissue..... Please continue to be a part of IGW and know we are always here for you.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:30 AM

The pictures tell it all, How much you loved her and her in return wub.gif You are in our thoughts here in Colorado.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:53 PM

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:05 PM

I know its late, but I wanted to send my thoughts. I know it is still difficult, but I hope the pain has eased somewhat. It was a beautiful tribute to a very sweet girl. sosad.gif
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:04 PM

What a sweet tribute! She was absolutely adorable. I can only imagine the pain of losing her, you can see the love in her eyes. You had a very special friend. My heart breaks for you.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:22 PM

They touch our lives so much. Hugs!




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